He Oranga Ngakau, He Pikinga Waiora
Positive feelings in your heart will raise your sense of self-worth
In Physical Education & Health, ākonga learn about their social, emotional, intellectual, and cultural capabilities. These capabilities inform how ākonga understand tikanga in movement contexts, provide diverse ways of participating in physical activities and contribute to the wider benefits of movement to hauora. Kotahitanga is an important concept that allows ākonga to build relationships in a safe and positive environment. Akonga will learn how and why their interpersonal skills are integral for building kotahitanga (unity in teams).
In Physical Education, we are adapting the way we assess through modern technology to focus on more accessible ways to reflect and meet the criteria for every assessment. We understand that students learn in different ways, and we cater to each student’s needs.
Junior Physical Education focuses on understanding skills and exploring attitudes while having fun and enjoyment in a wide range of activities. Akonga will be able to enhance their motor skills through participation in a diverse range of movement concepts that will help students build social, emotional and cultural capabilities.
Senior Physical Education has a variety of learning opportunities through movement, such as exploring influences of biophysical knowledge such as functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology while also acknowledging and exploring sociocultural factors such as learning about kotahitanga (unity) and whanaungatanga (relationships) to build interpersonal skills in a range of settings. Level 3 Physical Education is a University Approved subject.
Our students enjoy outdoor education experiences (camp) at each year level. We provide experiences to Wero Vector Whitewater Rafting park, Tree Adventures and Paintball for learning opportunities linked to risk management. We also have trips to the Tough Guy & Tough Gal mud run with numerous options to push students outside their comfort zone. All students have an opportunity to learn leadership skills and build knowledge around their physical and mental abilities.
In Junior Health Education, students learn how their actions can influence hauora and explore ways to manage challenging situations that impact health and wellbeing. This is explored through the key learning areas of relationships, effective decision making, nutrition, drug education, resilience, change, sexuality and mental health. Embedded in all learning experiences are the five dimensions of hauora (wellbeing).
We also offer Level 3 Health which is a university-approved subject.